More interesting albatross...

To: Rowan Mott <>, "" <>
Subject: More interesting albatross...
From: Nikolas Haass <>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2014 12:27:33 +0000
Hi Rowan,

Thanks for sharing these exciting data!

On another note, currently there is an adult Black-browed Albatross around
Heligoland, Germany's only off-shore island. Prior to Germany it was seen
in Northern Denmark. Here are some great shots of this poor lost bird: (go to 'Gallery' and then to 'Gallery Germany'). The
underwing pattern is interesting as it appears to be a bit retarded
compared to the more adult bill colour.

On the SOSSA forum I've also posted some of Raja's photos of an
interesting Shy-type Albatross from the 24th October 2010 off Wollongong:

I believe that Salvin's Albatross is over-reported in Australia due to
mis-identification of other Shy-type Albatross. This bird has caused a bit
of a debate.
Interestingly, I have received comments about this bird reaching from Shy
or White-capped via Salvin's to Chatham! This shows how difficult the
Shy/White-capped/Salvin's/Chatham business can get! I am curious what
others say.



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On 5/06/14 10:25 AM, "Rowan Mott" <> wrote:

>Two banded Black-browed Albatross were seen on the June 1st pelagic out of
>Portland, Victoria. These have been identified as being banded by Henri
>Weimerskirch's research group in the Kerguelen Archipelago some 5,700 km
>from the location of the sightings. Both birds were banded as adults 9 and
>15 years ago, respectively. As these birds take several years to reach
>maturity they are likely to be much older.
>Henri also says that he has ten juvenile Black-browed Albatross from
>Kerguelen fitted with satellite tags which are currently off the coast of
>Kangaroo Island and New South Wales.
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